Specialized Traffic Enforcement Unit (STEU)

The Specialized Traffic Enforcement Unit (STEU) consists of three sheriff's deputies and a sheriff's sergeant who have received specialized training in traffic enforcement and community education.  STEU is tasked with keeping our Lake County roadways safe.  They work with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in targeting drunk or impaired drivers, distracted drivers and seat belt safety, to name a few. STEU focuses enforcement efforts in high-accident areas and run concentrated efforts to keep impaired drivers off our roadways.


The Sheriff’s Office collaborates with state and national safety enforcement initiatives:

Click It or Ticket

Click It or Ticket - Visit the Bluck Up Illinois website.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Visit the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over website.

Work Zone Safety

Work Zone Safety logo

Drop It and Drive

Visit the Drop It and Drive website.
Drive Sober